Don't let wisdom tooth discomfort or potential problems go unaddressed. If you suspect you need wisdom tooth removal or want a professional evaluation, contact us today to schedule an appointment. Our goal is to make the process as painless as possible and ensure your oral health remains a top priority.
Wisdom teeth, also known as third molars, typically emerge between the ages of 17 and 25. Often, there is insufficient space for them to grow properly, leading to impaction, crowding, infection, or other dental issues. Removal may be necessary to prevent these problems.
Your dentist will assess your oral health and use X-rays to determine if your wisdom teeth require removal. Common signs that may indicate the need for removal include pain, swelling, infection, and difficulty in opening your mouth.
During the procedure, you will be given local anesthesia or sedation to ensure you do not feel pain. You may experience some discomfort and swelling during the recovery period, but our team will provide pain management options and post-operative instructions to help you manage this effectively.
Recovery times vary, but most people can return to their normal activities within a few days to a week. It's essential to follow post-operative instructions, including proper oral hygiene and dietary restrictions, to ensure a smooth recovery.
After the procedure, you'll need to stick to a soft diet for a few days to allow for proper healing. Soups, mashed potatoes, yogurt, and smoothies are good options. Avoid hard, crunchy, or spicy foods during the initial recovery phase.
If you receive sedation, it's important to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure, as sedation can impair your ability to operate a vehicle.